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Iggy Pop Talks With CNN About Performing Live & Career Longevity

Iggy Pop Talks With CNN About Performing Live & Career Longevity

Iggy Pop
From CNN: The early reviews of the show at London’s Meltdown Festival (curated this year by Yoko Ono) speak of Iggy Pop’s boundless, youthful energy as he bounds on to the stage like a jack-in-the box who’s just escaped the confines of the toy cupboard, cajoling, teasing and captivating his audience with the skills of the consummate showman.

“There’s a lot of craft,” he says. “Everything from learning the different parts of the room to reading the reactions to ultimately. You’re like a funnel or a vacuum cleaner. You’re a transformer between all the energy of the group and its music and the different energies of all the people in the different parts of the room. What’s really happening when it’s good is that everybody’s flowing into each other’s presence, maybe through the medium of a particular riff or a particular chorus but also a monkey — a well-rehearsed monkey,” he laughs.

Read the Iggy Pop interview with CNN.